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GLIN==> ICWP Annual Meeting, Sept. 18-19 in Chicago

Posted on behalf of Susan Gilson <Gilsons@carmengroup.com>

Attached is the updated preliminary brochure for the Interstate Council on
Water Policy's upcoming Annual Meeting in Chicago.  The meeting will be held
September 18-19 at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza in downtown Chicago.

We are particularly excited about this year's agenda and hope that you will
be able to join us for timely and informative discussions on drought
management/water conservation on Monday, September 18 and a discussion of
whether there is a need for a national water reources policy on Tuesday,
September 19.  We are also very pleased to announce that Governor Jim
Geringer of Wyoming is planning to address attendees on Enlibra at the
luncheon on Tuesday, September 19.

August 27 Room Cutoff Date

Please note that the cutoff date for hotel reservations at the special ICWP
rate of $130 single (the government rate for Chicago) or $150 double is
Sunday, August 27.  We are working to have the date extended, but at this
time we urge you to make your reservations before the August 27 cutoff date.

Please call Sheila Reilly of ICWP's National Office at 202-218-4196 if you
have questions.  Also, please feel free to contact Executive Director Susan
Gilson at 202-218-4133 if you have agenda questions.

Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago.

Interstate Council on Water Policy
Preliminary Annual Meeting Agenda - Chicago, IL

For the latest updated agenda & speaker information, please visit ICWP's
website at http://www.icwp.org

**Sunday, September 17, 2000**

1pm - 5pm  Board of Directors Meeting

530pm-7:30pm  Welcoming Reception

**Monday, September 18, 2000**

8am   Continental Breakfast

8am - 5pm  Registration

9am - 11:30am  ICWP Committee Meetings
   (All attendees are urged to participate)

   --9am - 10:15am  Interstate Committee
   --10:30am - 11:30am Legislative/Policy Committee Discussion

Noon - 1pm  Lunch

1:30pm - 5pm  GENERAL SESSION

National Discussion of Current Drought Management/Water Conservation
Issues - Regional issues and approaches to drought management/water

--Report of the National Drought Policy Commission.  Key issues and how they
affect your agency's efforts.  Leona Dittus, Executive Director, National
Drought Policy Commission, U.S. Department of Agriculture

--Metropolitan Water District's Water Conservation/Drought Management
Activities:  Drought Proofing Southern California - Ronald R. Gastelum,
General Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

--Susquehanna River Basin Commission Interstate Drought Coordination Plan -
Steve Runkle, Hydrologic Engineer, Susquehanna River Basin Commission

--Great Lakes Issues - Low Lake Levels, Diversion Issues, etc. (speaker to
be announced)

--Western Perspectives on Water Conservation & Drought Management (speaker
to be announced)

6:00pm - 10pm  Evening Dinner Cruise

**Tuesday, September 19, 2000**


Is There a Need for National Water Resources Policy?
A candid look at how we develop our national water resources policies.

--Is there a need for a National Water Resources Policy, Hon. James Seif,
Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

--How has water policy been developed in the past, including discussion of
1973 National Water Commission, Jerry Muys, Esq., Muys & Associates, PC

--Western Water Policy Discussion, Denise Fort, Professor of Law, University
of New Mexico, Chair, Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission

--Discussion of Interstate Approaches to Implement National Water Policy and
Report on ICWP Interstate Survey Results.  Discussion:  How do we build on
the interstate issues identified as priorities in the surveys?  Jeffrey
Featherstone, Deputy Director, Delaware River Basin Commission, Chairman,
ICWP Interstate Committee

11:30 - 1pm  Luncheon

Keynote Speaker:  Enlibra
Honorable Jim Geringer, Governor, State of Wyoming

1:30pm - 4:30pm Is There a Need for National Water Resources Policy?
   GENERAL SESSION Continues...

--Background on ICWP National Water Policy Charter, Caren E. Glotfelty
Senior Program Officer and Director of Environment Program, Heinz Endowments

An update on current legislative and regulatory initiatives - How do they
measure up against Enlibra and National Water Policy  Charter principles
Development of a report card as to how regulatory and legislative
initiatives size up against Enlibra and National Water Policy Charter

--Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), Robbi Savage, Executive Director,
Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators

--Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)  (Speaker to be announced)

--ESA - Salmon Issues, Martha Pagel, Attorney, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt,
P.C., Portland and Salem, Oregon

--Are Changes Needed in the Nation's Floodplain Policies?  Larry Larson,
Executive Director, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc.

--Basinwide or Watershed Management and the Relationship to the Role of
Interstates in National Water Policy

--Enlibra - ICWP Water Policy Charter - How do we move the issues forward?

Hotel Information

ICWP's 2000 Annual Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
located at 350 North Orleans Street in Chicago, Illinois.

The Holiday Inn is offering ICWP Annual Meeting attendees the reduced room
rates of $130/single and $150/double for the nights of Sun., Sept. 17 -
Tues., Sept. 19.  Please make your room reservations by calling the hotel
directly at (312) 836-5000.  You must make your reservations no later than
August 27, 2000 and be sure to mention ICWP in order to receive these
discounted rates.

Registration Information & Policies

Registrations must be received no later than September 15, 2000.  After this
date, only on-site registrations will be accepted.

Cancellations received before September 11, 2000 are entitled to a
reimbursement of the registration less a $50 processing fee.  Cancellations
received after September 11, 2000 are not entitled to a refund.

Please make checks payable to ICWP (Tax ID No. 46-6182482) and mail to:
ICWP Registrar, 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Eighth Floor West, Washington,
DC 20004.

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